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NC.EDUC-102 - Assessment Strategies - Julianne Johnson

Course:Assessment Strategies
Professor:Julianne Johnson
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Julie Johnson

Assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning.

― Dylan Wiliam, Embedded Formative Assessment

Welcome to Assessment Strategies! My name is Julie Johnson and I will be your instructor and joining you on this journey exploring assessments.  A little about me, I have my MA in History from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in History from Claremont Graduate University. I am an Associate Professor here at College of the Canyons and I am also one of the faculty co-coordinators for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.   I am looking forward to this journey with you! I have been teaching at COC since 2014. I am a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley, but I am originally from  Brooklyn, New York.  I love all things New York and California! 

Watch this short video to learn more about the course.

Course Description

This course will explore improving your assessment practices in your own classroom.  Background on assessment and assessment tools will be reviewed as you reflect on your current practices.  Collaborate with your colleagues to discover new strategies and improve your tried and true techniques.  

Create an assessment plan for a course and contribute to a class-wide assessment toolbox.

More specifically, by the end of the class you will be able to:

  1. Analyze your assessment practices and identify areas to focus on for revisions and improvement.
  2. Align your assessments with your objectives, activities, and SLOs, for a course.
  3. Investigate assessment tools and trial new tools in your classroom.
  4. Share assessment examples with your peers and collaborate on revisions and improvement.
  5. Create an assessment plan.
  6. Contribute to a class-wide assessment toolbox.

What to Expect in this Course

This is a 9 hour course spread over 3 weeks, so students can expect about 3 hours per week of work reading and collaborating with your peers.  

Types of Assessments

As this is an Assessment course, please pay close attention to the structure of your assessments, both here and under the Assessments tab in the navigation.  

  • You will be graded on the following assignments. [I try to diversify assessments as much as possible.] 
    • Assignments and Discussion - 50%
    • Quizzes- 20% 
    • Final Project- 30% of final grade
  • We will also look at ungrading. 

Textbook Information

This is a ZTC course.  This work is a derivative of @ONE Assessment in Digital Learning by  @ONE (Online Network of Educators)Links to an external site. is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0Links to an external site. license and is made possible through funding from the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 03/07/2023 Sub#: 1560